■ STAFF REPORT
Boca Grande Club Inc., is hosting its 12th annual Tennis Fur Ball on January 22, 2020, at the Boca Grande Club’s clubhouse. The cost of admission is $125 per person, which includes dinner, beverages, a 50/50 cash raffle and the opportunity to bid on exciting live and silent auction items.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Suncoast Humane Society’s animals, programs and services. Those who attended in the past can attest that this is always a fun evening that brings the satisfaction of knowing the fun was all for a worthy cause.
Items on the auction block include two beautiful retro-style scooters from Sarasota Scooters. The Wolf Islander 50cc scooter is above average in its class, gets excellent mileage and will suit day-to-day travels to the local shops, the beach or to the movies on a Friday night.
There are several upscale items from local artists and donors that will speak to art and culture lovers. The pieces included are from renowned artists such as Nancy Bass, Peter Hellman and more.
There will also be various sporting event tickets such as a New York Yankees spring training game in the owner’s box, spring training games for the Atlanta Braves, the Honda Classic, LPGA Women’s Pelican Championship, Firestone Grand Prix with paddock passes, and NASCAR event packages for sports enthusiasts, to name a few. Plus, there will be many more interesting items too numerous to list.
Event sponsors are Gulf to Bay/Sotheby’s International Realty, Italiano Insurance Services, Inc. and Grande Aire Services, Inc. Limited tickets are on sale now and can be reserved through Suncoast Humane Society, the Boca Grande Club, or by going online at humane.org.